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Better-Looking Teens More Likely to Graduate College

la-sci-sn-looks-teens-college-study-20131211-001The Los Angeles Times reports on a study that found “that teens rated as good-looking in high school got higher grades and were ultimately more likely to graduate college and get bigger paychecks as adults.” From the article:

“As you might have observed in your high school cafeteria, researchers found that teens with better looks had more friends and romantic partners and were more likely to participate in sports.

But the academic effects might seem more surprising: Attractive teens got better grades and were nearly 3 percentage points more likely than those with average looks to graduate from college.

That means that when it comes to college, looks make as big of a difference as living with both parents in high school instead of just one, researchers found.”

Read the full article here.